Woman Defends Herself From Crazed Intruder
56 year old Donna Jackson was home alone when Billy Dean Riley threw a chair through her back door. She shot him one time with a shotgun. She didn’t miss. This is yet another great story of a women protecting herself and her property with a firearm. Who knows how it would have turned out if she didn’t have the shotgun, or didn’t know how to use it.
“There’s a man at my back door,” she told the dispatcher. “He’s trying to get in.”
She said Riley was hollering and appeared drunk.
“I have a shotgun, and I will use it,” she warned.
“He is banging on the door,” Jackson told the dispatcher. “It’s a patio door, and it’s not worth a nickel. I can hear him banging. He’s going to get in.”
Loud noises can be heard on the 9-1-1 audio.
“He’s crazy. He’s crazy,” Jackson said. “I’m taking the safety off the gun, ma’am. He’s acting crazy. I don’t know how he got in here. He had to have come from the very back. Oh cr-p, he’s coming around the front.”
The dispatcher asked, “Is your front door locked?”
“Yes, ma’am,” she replied, “but it’s only got a lock on the handle.”
Then the dispatcher asked, “Do you have a place where you can go inside your house and lock yourself in a room?”
“Uh, not really,” Jackson said calmly. “I’ve got a big shotgun. I’m not going into a tiny bathroom.”
Loud crashing noises can be heard on the audio tape.
“I don’t want to have to kill this man, but I’ll kill him graveyard dead, ma’am,” she told the dispatcher.
The dispatcher replied, “I understand.”
“Alright,” Jackson replied as she prepared to defend herself.
Jackson stood in the kitchen with her lights turned off, remaining calm and updating the dispatcher. The man continued banging as dogs barked.
“Oh cr-p, he’s breaking in,” Jackson said. “He’s breaking in now.
“I have the gun on him. He’s breaking the window. I’m going to kill him.”
She continued, “He’s walking across, back and forth on the porch. He looks to be an older man. I don’t want to kill him. Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ He’s kicking the door. Please hurry. Please hurry. He’s going to make it in. Please hurry, ma’am. He’s kicking the door. Please hurry. I think he’s drunk. He doesn’t know where his pickup’s at.”
Jackson prayed, “God, I don’t want to kill this man. Oh dear God.”
‘I’m so sorry, Father’
She told the dispatcher, the sheriff deputies “need to hurry. He’s going to break this thing open. If he does, I’ll have to kill him, ma’am. I don’t want to kill him.”
The dispatcher responded, “I understand, ma’am. You have to protect yourself.”
“I’m trying to stay away from the window,” Jackson said. “It’s off safety, ma’am. All I’ve got to do is fire.”
Riley picked up a plastic patio chair in the backyard and hurled it through the sliding door, shattering the glass. Several loud crashing sounds can be heard on the audio as he forces his way into Jackson’s home.
Jackson said calmly, “He’s gotten in the house. I’m going to shoot.”
“Oh God,” the dispatcher replied.
After another loud crash, Jackson’s shotgun blasts.
The shot killed the intruder instantly.
This was clearly not something she wanted to do, but when someone crashes into your house in the middle of the night you don’t know what they are going to do. Protecting yourself and your loved ones is the most important thing you can do.